Monday, April 20, 2009

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! You might think to yourself, "Wait, wasn't Easter a while ago?". Well, that is the great thing about being Catholic, Easter is not just a day, but a season. We do not celebrate the important moments in salvation history for an hour or two, but for weeks. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter as well as Ordinary Time make up the Liturgical Calender of the Catholic Church. This allows us, as busy and procrastinating, often prideful and even selfish humans many opportunities to hear the call of the Father.

During Lent, I often thought about Christ's death and Resurrection. I contemplated my own sins and their contribution the Christ's agony on the Cross. I looked at my life and tried to see opportunity where I could only see frustration, to feel blessed instead of frustrated. This was a difficult journey. One I am only beginning to take, beginning to understand.

If Christ died for me, to destroy death, and restore life, my life, then how am I honoring the sacrifice He made for me? Am I living up to that self-donating love that Christ exemplified?
I am not. But because of Christ's love, I can be.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Corinthians I think....

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